Since ILGA-Europe’s previous update, the Russian LGBT Network has continued its fact-finding mission on the alarming arbitrary detention, torture and killing of (perceived) gay men in Chechnya.
Saudi Arabia should investigate the death of a Pakistani transgender woman at a Riyadh police station following a raid on an event space in late February 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should also immediately release five Pakistanis who remain in detention if they are held only on suspicion of committing morality related “offences.”
The violence directed at (perceived) gay and bisexual men was carried out with the direct involvement of local authorities, this pressure extended outside the borders of the Chechen Republic, and it led over 100 people to seek assistance from LGBTI organisations.
Last weekend, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article revealing that over 100 people in Chechenya have been detained on suspicion for being gay, and suffered torture and humiliation. At least three men were killed.
The authorities in Aceh – Indonesia’s only province that implements full Sharia (Islamic law) – clearly feel stung by the international outcry they generated when police publicly flogged two gay men in May. Their solution, it appears, is to put an end to public floggings.
Jelena Milasjina (39) revealed the authorities hunts on gays in Chechnya. Now she is forced to live in hiding, but she doubts that it helps.
Police in Chechnya rounded up, beat, and humiliated dozens of gay or bisexual men in an apparent effort to purge them from Chechen society, Human Rights Watch confirmed in a new report today.
A pentecostal pastor with the Jesus Miracle Ministries, Awka, Anambra State in Nigeria (names withheld) is on the run after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin met yesterday with the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
This evening, ILGA-Europe have received an update on the disturbing situation in Chechnya from their partners working in the region.